Albert Morris Collection

Manuscript Collection #19
Morris, Albert
Physical description
0.1 Cubic Feet, 4 items , consisting of deeds, a will, and an account book.
Preferred Citation
Albert Morris Collection (#19), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1823-1853) including deeds, a will, and an account book.

Scope and arrangement

This collection consists of records from CHowan County, N.C., including a deed from Alexander Parish to Edmund Brinkley for the sale of land (1823); a deed from William and Humphrey Wright to Edmund Brinkley for the sale of land (1834); an account book (1848-1853) with financial transactions relating to dry goods, home repairs, and the renting out of enslaved people; as well as the last will and testament of Edmund Brinkley which leaves his personal property, including enslaved people and real estate, to his wife and children (1853). The Hiring-out system allowed a hirer to temporarily rent or lease an enslaved person from a slaveowner, generating revenue for the slaveowner through the labor of the enslaved people completing the work.

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 29, 1967, 4 items; Papers (1823-1853) of Edmund Brinkley of Chowan County, N.C. Items include deeds, a will, and an account book. Deposited 1966 by George W. Blanchard, Edenton, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of George W. Blanchard

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Descriptions updated by Jennifer Overstreet, July 2020

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Brinkley, Edmund
Deeds--North Carolina--Chowan County
Chowan County (N.C.)